What does travel mean to me ?

This isn’t a travel blog that will tell you how to leave everything behind and follow the siren call of travel and I’m not a travel blogger who spends their entire life on the road or in the air. But what this blog will show you is how it is possible to cultivate a deep love of traveling the world, while also living a life that allows you to make those incredible memories.

I want to share with my readers an appreciation for a country’s beauty beyond the buildings that line the streets -- exploring a country’s vibrant culture and visiting with the people allows a much deeper connection while traveling.

I collect memories, not countries.

Must See Things in Istanbul

The wedding of John F.Kennedy and Carolyn Bessette was one of the most important social events of 1996. The final touch to this significant big event was their choice of honeymoon destination. Most socialites of their era and today would choose a Caribbean Island, Maldives, or Paris for this very romantic event.JFK and his new wife spent their honeymoon in…

Karakoy : the Modern Istanbul

There are two Istanbuls. One is historic, an ancient city with abundance of cultural treasures — from the Egyptian Obelisk to the walls of the Roman hippodrome and Ottoman monuments.  Then there is modern Istanbul, a vibrant metropolis of 15 million where traffic is controlled chaos, fcharacterized by a myriad of colors. Many of its local attractions are situated near…

A Complete Guide to Ortakoy

A Complete Guide to Ortakoy The name Ortakoy means “the village in the middle”, as it is nestled between the two villages of Asrakoy and Pynarkoy. When Istanbul was captured by the Ottomans, Ortakoy was a multinational district, housing Greek, Armenian, Jewish and Turkish peoples in one territory. Ortakoy is located on the European side of the Bosporus with a…

A complete guide to Beyoglu Istanbul

A complete guide to Beyoglu Istanbul . Beyoglu known for its architecture and creative community of artists, writers, performers and media types. It is also a major business center, a popular cultural and vacation destination, and the sort of place where life never stops moving for a minute. It hosts several million visitors every single day, including vacationing Turks and…

Istanbul Bazaars : What to Buy

Istanbul Bazaars are a sightseeing adventure as they are, even If you are not planning on buying a thing . The Grand Bazaar or Kapalicarsi as the locals call it ,is often thought to be a tourist trap but I think it couldn’t be further from the truth . Tourist traps from my experience, are tourist activities that stage the…

The Ultimate Guide for Istanbul Street Food

What is Istanbul street food? In my opinion, it is one of the main attractions of the city. Without it, the ancient city would lose its flavor; it would simply not be the same Istanbul that we fell in love with. To visit Istanbul and not to try street food is not excusable.  Istanbul, All Its Delicious Secrets Revealed Istanbul…

Bosphorus Cruise – Which One to Choose ?

No visit to Istanbul is complete without a Bosphorus cruise . The Bosphorus is a strait of water in Turkey about 30 kilometers long. It goes from the Sea of ​​Marmara to the Black Sea and forms a natural border between Europe and Asia. The name of the strait means “crossing the bull” and comes from the Greek myth of…

Galata Bridge : Have You Ever Seen a Two-Story Bridge?

Galata Bridge Almost every city has its own bridge: a big impressive bridge that crosses over a river, gorge, or deep moat, or a simple utilitarian bridge over a small pond. They can be small and elegant, as in Venice, or majestic and adjustable, as in St. Petersburg, but in any case they serve a special purpose, connecting the land…

Food and Drinks in Turkey – Complete Guide

Food and drinks in Turkey are so good , that when you visit Istanbul, you get the impression that the city is one big store or, even better, one big restaurant. There are thousands of cafes and bakeries on virtually every street. Therefore, finding a place to eat is not an issue. Turkish cuisine is famous for its history. We…

Galata Tower : the Magnificent Viewing Platform.

Galata Tower (Galata Kulesi) is one of the most famous sights in Istanbul. It is located in the Beyoğlu district, at the end of Istiklal caddesi. It’s one of the most popular destinations in the so-called European part of Istanbul. Mansions of ambassadors and representatives of trade guilds were erected there, and local residents quickly dubbed the place on the…

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